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• New Planned Parenthood Report: Record Abortions Done in 2009
• Licenses of Gosnell Abortion Biz Colleagues May be Yanked
• Obama's Approval Rating Dropped in All 50 States in 2010
• Late-Term Abortion Biz in Seattle Evicted After Missing Rent

More Pro-Life News
• Survey of Republicans Shows Wide Open Field for 2012
• Report Exonerating Kline Abortion Probe Concealed for Months
• Bills Needed to Repel Obama's Attack on Pro-Life Conscience

• Obama's Weakening Conscience Rights Could Hurt Pregnancy Centers
• Baby Number Seven Billion Not an Overpopulation Concern
• Pro-Life Billboard on Black Abortions Causes Outrage in NYC
• Carleton University Pro-Life Club Sues Over Discrimination
• South Dakota House OKs Bill For CPC Visit Before Abortion
• Oklahoma Committee Approves Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban

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New Planned Parenthood Report: Record Abortions Done in 2009
A new report the Planned Parenthood national abortion business recently released shows the embattled agency did more abortions in 2009 than it has done in any prior year. The report also shows it providing fewer pregnant women with non-abortion services. Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently posted on its website what it calls its service numbers for 2009. This document, dated February 2011, shows Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide did 332,278 surgical abortions or abortions using the dangerous RU 486 abortion during in 2009.

That's 2.5 percent more abortions than the September 2010 report the abortion business released covering 2008 and showing it doing 324,008 abortions, which was a 6.1 percent increase over the 305,310 abortions it did in 2007. The 2007 figure was itself a 5.3 percent increase over the 289,750 abortions Planned Parenthood did in 2006.

With approximately 1.2 million abortions done annually in the United States via surgical abortions or the mifepristone abortion drug, Planned Parenthood has increased its share of the abortion industry to 27.6 percent of all abortions done annually.

Planned Parenthood has been on the receiving end of significant negative publicity related to undercover videos showing its officials helping investigators posing as sex traffickers obtain abortions and STD testing for underage girls who are victims of the sex trade. The abortion business has defended itself in part by attempting to show that abortions constitute a small percentage of its overall services.

However, the new numbers make it more clear that women who are pregnant who come to Planned Parenthood receive only abortion services rather than help and support. Full story at

Licenses of Gosnell Abortion Biz Colleagues May be Yanked
The attorney general of the state of Delaware wants the licenses of two abortion practitioners who were colleagues of embattled abortionist Kermit Gosnell yanked because they did not report problems associated with their colleague.

Gosnell is the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abortion business owner who ran one of the most filthy and unregulated abortion centers ever exposed and his shoddy practices resulted in the deaths of and injury to women from botched abortions. He also engaged in a brutal practice of live-birth abortions that saw him purposely prematurely birth babies and, afterwards, he would "snip" their spinal cords with medical scissors.

Gosnell not only operated in southeast Pennsylvania, but he was employed at the Delaware abortion facility known as Atlantic Women's Medical Services, with offices in Wilmington and Dover, Delaware, where he would work one day per week to do abortions.        That abortion center has already come under investigation from Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and reportedly falsified abortion reports to state officials.

In a press statement released today, Biden said he has asked the Board of Medical Licensing and Discipline to suspend the licenses Dr. Albert Dworkin and Dr. Arturo Apolinario, who both worked with Gosnell at Atlantic. His office said the Dworkin and Apolinario should have reported the problems associated with Gosnell to state officials in both Pennsylvania and Delaware. Full story at

Obama's Approval Rating Dropped in All 50 States in 2010
A new Gallup polling analysis finds pro-abortion President Barack Obama saw his approval rating drop in all 50 states in 2010 — in what could be an indicator of a weakened position heading into his 2012 re-election campaign. "Obama's overall average approval rating in 2010 was 47%, down 11 percentage points from the 58% he recorded in his first calendar year in office," Gallup notes. "Obama's approval rating fell in 2010 compared with 2009 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, although the general rank order of the states based on Obama job approval was quite similar in both years."

Obama's approval rating fell the most in Vermont and the least in Mississippi. There appears to be no systematic pattern explaining the degree to which Obama either gained or lost approval across the states — because conservative southern and Western states started out not liking Obama, but he also had further to fall in states where his approval numbers were higher.

Voters in Vermont, Arizona, Kentucky, Missouri, Utah and Wyoming changed their minds about Obama more frequently than voters in other states while voters in Mississippi, Delaware, Hawaii, Nebraska, and Colorado were most likely to keep their initial impression of the pro-abortion president. Full story at

Late-Term Abortion Biz in Seattle Evicted After Missing Rent
A late-term abortion business in Washington state has been evicted from the corporate office suite where it was located in Tukwila, south of Seattle, after falling behind on paying rent.

Jonathan Bloedow of the blog Abortion in Washington obtained court records related to the eviction of Cedar River Clinics, which advertises abortions up to 26 weeks into pregnancy, and had rented office space since 2003 on Interurban Avenue. The records pertain to a lawsuit the owner of the corporate office suite filed against the abortion business.

"On or about August 7, 2010, a three-day notice to pay $16,633.21 or vacate was served upon defendant," reads the lawsuit. "As of this date, defendant has failed to cure said default or vacate the Premises."

Bloedow says the lawsuit demands twice the amount of rental money owed as well as attorney fees to collect the rent. He indicates Cedar Rivers did eventually hire an attorney to defend itself but appears to have not mounted much of a legal defense. In fact, the only major document related to the lawsuit coming from the abortion center concerns a change    of attorney notice. Full story at

Survey of Republicans Shows Wide Open Field for 2012
A new Gallup survey of Republican voters and Republican-leaning independents shows a wide-open field for 2012 with no candidate holding any lead and none becoming the consensus candidate of GOP voters. At this point, the leaders appear to be those with the most name recognition, thanks in part to their participation in the 2008 presidential elections in some way.

The Gallup survey has Mike Huckabee getting 18 percent of the support of Republicans compared with 16 percent for Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin and 9 percent for Newt Gingrich. The four have continued to lead the pack in various positions both nationally and in most states polling companies have surveyed to this point.

The second set of candidates are those who either have less support among Republicans (Ron Paul, at 5 percent) or are lesser known Republicans who could become household names if they decide to run and mount a strong campaign among a Republican voter base apparently looking for someone new.

Michele Bachmann has the support of 4 percent, Tim Pawlenty gets the backing of 3 percent, as does Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels, Rick Santorum has two percent and John Huntsman and Gary Johnson each have one percent. Three other people, who have said they are not running for president, also receive the support of one percent of Republicans: Mike Pence, Chris Christie, and John Thune.

Another 3 percent of Republicans mentioned another candidate not listed in the Gallup survey while 14 percent said they have no opinion at this time. Full story at

Report Exonerating Kline Abortion Probe Concealed for Months
As the hearings into bogus ethics charges filed against former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline went into their second day, news surfaced showing a report exonerating Kline and his abortion probe of Planned Parenthood had been concealed for months.

The Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper indicated the state's disciplinary board for lawyers concealed for 20 months an internal investigation it conducted revealing no probable cause existed to justify ethics complaints against Kline related to his criminal inquiries into Planned Parenthood and the late, late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller.

Kline told the newspaper the document would have been helpful during his unsuccessful August 2008 election campaign for Johnson County district attorney — the position he sought following his term as state Attorney General. He said it would have helped him effectively counter pro-abortion claims over the last few years that he overstepped his boundaries as a prosecutor in obtaining evidence showing Planned Parenthood and Tiller were breaking the law.

Kline also wondered why disciplinary administrator Stanton Hazlett is pressing ahead with an ethics case against him when the report found there was no probable cause to do so. He also said Hazlett should have informed him of the document. Full story at

Bills Needed to Repel Obama's Attack on Pro-Life Conscience
A new bill is needed to fix the healthcare law's failure to adequately safeguard conscience.
There is no need to view the matter of conscience protection in health care as a zero-sum game between conscience-driven healthcare providers and the patients they serve, particularly the most vulnerable. Opponents of conscience protection often portray the situation this way, but the opposite is true. It is by protecting conscience, and thereby elevating the value of respect for life in health care, that we are likely as a nation to serve and reflect the values of most Americans, particularly the vulnerable. There are four primary points that underscore the compatibility of conscience and care. Full story at

Obama's Weakening Conscience Rights Could Hurt Pregnancy Centers
President Barack Obama's decision to overturn some of the conscience protections President George W. Bush put into place hurts medical professionals and could also pose problems for pregnancy centers. In 2008, the Bush administration issued a rule that prohibited recipients of federal money from discriminating against doctors, nurses and health care aides who refuse to take part in medical procedures to which they have religious or moral objections. The rule implemented existing conscience protection laws that ensure medical professionals cannot be denied employment because they do not want to assist in abortions. Full story at

Baby Number Seven Billion Not an Overpopulation Concern
Sometime late this year a baby will emerge from the womb of its mother, draw its first breath, and announce its arrival into the world with a tiny cry. Thus will Baby Seven Billion be born.
Everyone agrees that Baby Seven Billion's birthday—the day that our planet becomes home to seven billion human beings—marks an important milestone. But is it a milestone on humanity's upward path that we should celebrate, or a warning sign of impending catastrophe? The prophets of doom and gloom, of population bombs and the baby booms, would have preferred that Baby Seven Billion had never been born. Full story at

Pro-Life Billboard on Black Abortions Causes Outrage in NYC
A new billboard in New York City is causing outrage from abortion advocates upset by the message: "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb." The billboard hopes to draw attention to the fact that African-Americans have abortions in much higher rates than their White and Hispanic counterparts and that Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses frequently target the black community by placing new abortion centers in minority neighborhoods. 
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Carleton University Pro-Life Club Sues Over Discrimination
The pro-life student group at Carleton University has sued the college over the decision by the Carleton University student association's decision in January to uphold a decision it made last year to kick out the pro-life group. Carleton Lifeline lost its club status in November because of the student association's policy against discrimination, which mandates that student clubs respect the so-called right to abortion. Without officially recognized status, the pro-life club won't receive funding or access to space. 
Full story at

South Dakota House OKs Bill For CPC Visit Before Abortion
The South Dakota state House on Tuesday approved a bill to require women to visit a crisis pregnancy center before going to an abortion business if they are considering having an abortion. The idea behind the bill — which goes further than legislation in other states — is to get women tangible pregnancy help and support that they won't normally find at an abortion center. 
Full story at

Oklahoma Committee Approves Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban
An Oklahoma state House committee has approved legislation that would make the state the next to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain. House Bill 1888, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, would require abortion practitioners to determine the age of an unborn child prior to an abortion and would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks — a clear point in science when unborn children have the ability to feel intense pain. 
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